Disinfo: Turkey, UK and Ukraine are preparing a plot against Russia

Summary

In such an “alliance” Ukraine can only be assigned the role of a forward base for Britain’s anti-Russian actions, primarily in the Black Sea region.

And by some strange “coincidence”, the British have sharply intensified their large-scale special operations against Russia, such as the “poisoning of Navalny”, whose British “roots” are indicated by too many facts, which cannot be ignored. The events in Belarus are also very likely organised by [MI-6].

There is a reason to believe that Tskikhanouskaya was recruited by MI-6 a long time ago. Most likely Turkey will play the role of a main “strike force” and Ukraine will have to provide conditions for its actions.

Disproof

Conspiracy with no evidence given. This is a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative alleging that Ukraine and the West liaise over anti-Russian policy mixed with narratives about foreign interference into the political situation in Belarus and the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

There is no evidence that Turkey, UK, and Ukraine are preparing any anti-Russian actions in the Black sea region or elsewhere. They are sovereign states that are free to decide their foreign policy and conclude treaties. In recent weeks, Ukraine has signed inter-state agreements with the UK and Turkey in a range of fields that must improve bilateral relations. They are not directed against Russia.

There is no evidence that the UK poisoned Alexey Navalny or staged a "colour revolution" in Belarus.

See other examples in our database, such as claims that Ukraine is being prepared for a full-scale war with Russia, that Berlin sets a course of containment towards Russia, that events in Kyrgyzstan are a test before a colour revolution in Russia or that Euro-Atlantic powers want to use Navalny's case to foil Nord Stream 2.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 217
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 23/10/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Turkey, UK, Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, Black Sea, Anti-Russian, Intelligence services, Russophobia, Conspiracy

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

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